Beanie Sigel Denied Bail

Captain of State Property rhyme collective must remain in custody for allegedly violating federal gun laws.

Even with his friend Jay-Z speaking on his behalf in federal court, a judge denied Beanie Sigel bail at a detention hearing in Philadelphia on Monday.

The captain of the State Property rhyme collective remains in custody for allegedly violating federal gun laws.

"Obviously we're disappointed by the court's ruling, but we will continue to fight," Sigel's lawyer Fortunato Perri said Monday afternoon (July 14). Perri also said that he and his client were considering appealing the decision and that they did anticipate the outcome because of Beans' other open cases.

While the next date for Beanie to appear in federal court has not yet been set, prosecutors in the case have 30 days to indict him. Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was also in court Monday morning for a separate attempted murder case (see "Beanie Sigel Arrested, Charged With Attempted Murder"). That preliminary hearing was continued until August 21.

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms arrested Beanie on Wednesday in Philadelphia. He was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm stemming from an April 20 arrest on gun charges (see "Beanie Sigel Returns To Jail"). That came on the heels of his July 3 arrest in Philadelphia for allegedly shooting a man in the stomach and foot.

As he must remain in jail, obviously Beans cannot continue to perform with the Roc-A-Fella family on the Rock the Mic Tour. Beanie's music career will not stall completely, however. He has at least 10 songs recorded for his next solo LP, The Becoming, and State Property will be putting out their second album on August 12.